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House T&I Committee introduces legislation for three-year PTC deadline extension
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership introduced legislation to extend the deadline for U.S. railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC).
Metra warns of service shutdown without PTC deadline extension
The Metra Board of Directors has formally called on Congress to extend the Dec. 31, 2015 deadline to install Positive Train Control (PTC), agreeing with a staff analysis that in…
Battelle to perform MTA safety assessment
Battelle has been awarded a $3.1-million contract by New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), to perform an Independent Safety Assessment and safety certification support for the design and implementation of…
RailComm plans new product launch for Railway Interchange 2015
RailComm will launch its new smart monitoring and analytics platform, RailComm Insight™, as well as new software and hardware products for yard automation and mainline dispatching at Railway Interchange 2015.
GAO calls for additional oversight; AAR calls for deadline extension regarding PTC
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report reviewing the process of Positive Train Control implementation. Bottom line: Most railroads will not meet the deadline.
TriMet opens MAX Orange Line
State and federal officials along with project partners celebrated the opening of TriMet's MAX Orange Line on Sept. 12 with an Inaugural Ride as part of the daylong festivities.
RTD begins A Line testing
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver and its contractor, Denver Transit Partners, began testing trains along the East Rail A Line on Sept. 11 and 12.
MTA’s Prendergast: Time to end games and rebuild transit network
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Prendergast is pointing to a Sept. 10 derailment to highlight the need for additional funds to keep the system…
CTA adds signal project to Brown Line modernization project
The Chicago Transit Board approved a contract to begin design work on the Ravenswood Loop Connector Signal Project to replace a 40-year-old signal system on tracks serving the Brown and…
Grade crossing safety improvements made in North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Rail Division recently made crossing safety improvements at an intersection near Kernersville, N.C.
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